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Weirdest Animal-Smuggling Incidents

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Courtesy of Byunghwan Lim. Ph.D.

Brazil: Spiders

A British man was arrested at the Rio de Janeiro airport in November 2009 for trying to sneak various species of venomous and bird-eating spiders out of the country. The spiders were found in his two suitcases when the man was randomly selected for a security check. The man was said to have run a pet shop in the U.K.

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